ExpiredManaging Common Abdominal Problems

Charleston, SC

  |   September 15th - 17th, 2017

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Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Matthew Winter D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida

This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of the most common abdominal problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. Dr. Oswald will provide a practical discussion of the common abdominal problems he encounters in practice.  Dr. Seim will provide a balance with his surgical videos. Dr. Winter will bring it all together with his interpretation of the radiographs.

Dave and Howie have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the material that you will take with you to your practice

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday September 15, 2017 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 pm
Lectures: Friday September 15.2017
Saturday September 16
Sunday September 17
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Howie, Gary and Matt have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the material that you will take with you to your practice

• Radiographic and Sonographic evaluation of the liver & gastrointestinal tract.

• When should I be concerned about elevated liver enzymes?

• What are the new medical treatments for chronic-active hepatitis?

• What the heck is feline triaditis and is there any therapy?

• What can I do to save the “fatty liver” cat?

• GI blood panels – What does serum cobalamin & folate really tell me?

• What are the best treatments for IBD in dogs?

• What are the best treatments for PLE/lymphangectasia?

• Is probiotic therapy really useful in managing GI patients?

• How do I quickly and accurately diagnose pancreatitis? Is the PLI test the gold standard ?

• What are the 4 most important therapies for acute pancreatitis?

• How to stop vomiting and restore appetite – comments on Cerenia, Mirtazapine, Capromorelin, Antiacids, Sucralfate.

• GDV:techniques for derotation & the 10 minute gastropexy

• Intestinal surgery; masses and foreign bodies- make it leak proof every time.

• Are there any tricks to the trade on linear foreign bodies?

• Surgically managing canine cystic & urethral calculi

• Recurrent rectal prolapse

• Splenic hemangiosarcoma – A 4 ligature splenectomy?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University
  • Matthew Winter D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida VP. VetCT North America

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in NY & NC.

This program has been submitted for 18 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions, which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and /or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call IVS at 800-487-5650 for further information.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Charleston Renaissance

Charleston Renaissance

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Discover the perfect setting at this Downtown Charleston, SC hotel. Situated in the city’s oldest quarter, Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel boasts boutique accommodations and modern day amenities. Whether shopping on King Street, enjoying Spoleto Festival, visiting the College of Charleston or strolling the City Market, be captivated by the local knowledge shared by the hotel Navigators. Our hotel navigators have the inside scoop because our hotel is a proud community supporter. Take in the hotel décor; regionally inspired, with a modern twist at this Charleston, SC, hotel.

Charleston Renaissance

Rooms

Charleston Renaissance

Our Charleston historic district luxury hotel’s rooms offer classic furnishings and deluxe bedding.  Discover Southern ambiance and contemporary flair while you unwind and relax in the only guest rooms in the area featuring modern 32-inch flat-screen HD TVs which also feature an Innovative connectivity panel allows guests to plug-in and integrate their electronic devices. Explore the historic downtown area, steps away from our luxury hotel’s location in Charleston, SC. Delectable dining options to please any palate and room service for your convenience.  *This hotel has a smoke-free policy 

Configurations

GENERAL ROOM AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water, for a fee
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxurious bedding – down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pillows: foam
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed

BATHROOM AMENITIES

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer

ROOM ENTERTAINMENT

  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Movies/videos, pay-per-view
  • Plug In Panel

KITCHEN AMENITIES

  • Microwave oven

BUSINESS AMENITIES

  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: speakerphone
  • Phone feature: voice mail
  • Two-line phone

Price

Group Room Rate:  Standard room $274.00 dbl/night plus taxes.

Additional Taxes & Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • Rate above is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 13.5%
  • A $1.00 taxable “Destination Fee” will be added per room, per night
  • On-site parking is Valet only, currently $24 daily.  
  • Off-site self parking is available at the prevailing rate, currently $5 hourly, $16 daily.
  • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for $12.95 per day.
  • Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for $15.95 per day.

Terms

Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 11:00am
A valid credit card is required to reserve your reservations.

Cancellations:  No charge if you cancel at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.  There is a 2 night charge if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, depart early or are a no-show.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Charleston has been voted America’s best city 3 times over and is also known for being one of the friendliest, so there’s no wonder it’s a must-see destination. Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratches the surface of attractions in Charleston. It’s also a known for excellent food, from good ‘ol country cooking to upscale neo-Southern cuisine. Best of all, the mild climate means you can enjoy most of our sights year-round.

 

Dining

On site, you’ll find the Wentworth Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Fusing the freshest ingredients with creativity and Southern flair is the order of the day at Wentworth Grill. Our handcrafted menu features stocks, sauces and desserts prepared from scratch, while our charming décor and impeccable service make this an all-encompassing dining experience.

Looking for something off site? More options nearby

Getting There

Airport

Charleston International Airport – CHS

Airport Phone: 843-767-1100
Hotel direction: 12.3 miles SE.  
**This hotel does not provide shuttle service.**

Alternate transportation options

Estimated taxi fare: $40 (one way)

Car Rental Info

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $845.00

Register by:  August 04 2017

Advanced:  $865.00

Register by:  September 07 2017

Regular:  $885.00

Register after:  September 07 2017

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Add to Calendar

  • September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
    1:00 am - 6:00 am

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.

Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.

For Amelia Island, Duck on the outer banks,  St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: after submitting the hotel request form, you do not need to contact us with the credit card information. We will be sending you an individual hotel credit card authorization form.

Hotel Request Form:* Required Fields

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 to provide the card number.

Questions?

Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.

Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.